Henrietta Barnett School

Admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Henrietta Barnett School. Use the site to help you find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Henrietta Barnett.

11 Plus Entry Information for Henrietta Barnett School

The Henrietta Barnett School (HBS) is a non-denominational grammar school for girls aged 11-18. The school became an Academy in April 2012. Founded in 1911 and situated in the peaceful surroundings of the Hampstead Garden Suburb, the school is a charming Lutyens-designed Grade 11* Listed Building. Almost three quarters of its pupils are from minority ethnic groups and the proportion of girls whose first language is believed not to be English is over half.

County Hertfordshire/London Borough of Barnet
Address Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7BN
Type Girls’ Grammar
Pupils 692
Places in Year 7 90-100
Open Days July
Competition 10+ applicants for every place
Exam Format Set by GL Assessment. English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics
School Website www.hbschool.org.uk


Henrietta Barnett School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Henrietta Barnett School is written by GL Assessment. The format is a two stage process and is as follows:

Stage 1

Paper 1 30 minute English Paper. This includes 5 minutes of planning followed by a 25 minute multiple choice test
Paper 2 25 minute Verbal Reasoning Paper. This includes a 5 minute practice test followed by 34 multiple choice questions.
Paper 3 8 minute Non-Verbal Reasoning Test. This paper consists of two 4 minute subtests but includes an untimed practice section at the beginning.

If they are successful, your child will be invited back to take place in Stage 2

Paper 1 60 minute Mathematics Paper. This includes half the section being free response and the second half being multiple choice.
Paper 2 30 minute English Comprehension Paper. This will include questions on comprehension and creative writing.

Henrietta Barnett School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers do have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this school might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

Henrietta Barnett 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Henrietta Barnett 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Henrietta Barnett 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Henrietta Barnett 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Henrietta Barnett 11 Plus Mock Exam Bundle ( Packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Henrietta Barnett School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in London Barnet to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in London Barnet to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.

3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Henrietta Barnett School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

5/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

The Henrietta Barnett School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in London Barnet.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – London Barnett Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for London Barnet.